Atlantic.Net Press Releases

Atlantic.Net Acquires VolusiaNet Internet Access Service

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (3/12/99) – Atlantic.Net Internet Services is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to purchase the dial-up Internet subscribers of VolusiaNet, a division of Communications Engineering Technologies, Inc. (CET) of Edgewater. Most of the subscribers are in the vicinity of Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach.

Terms of the purchase are not being disclosed.

Effective immediately, former VolusiaNet customers will be able to take advantage of all of Atlantic.Net’s features, including Web browsing and e-mail service. Technical support is available seven days a week and subscribers will have access to the Atlantic.Net software startup kit, featuring Netscape Communicator, which is available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Subscribers may access the service in any of the 30 cities Atlantic.Net currently serves, or anywhere in the country with the Atlantic.Net roaming access plan.

56K Internet access, Atlantic.Net’s flagship service, will be available in that area as soon as the local telephone company upgrades its facilities to accommodate the technology. This process should only take a few months.

Atlantic.Net is honoring all existing service agreements with VolusiaNet users, including rate plans. Subscribers are being contacted with instructions on how to configure their computers to connect with Atlantic.Net. Anyone with questions regarding the transition should call Atlantic.Net’s Member Services department at 1-800-921-9328 or send an e-mail to [email protected]. Users are encouraged to visit for complete details and a list of frequently asked questions concerning the transition.

CET will continue to operate its computer software and data development business, where they have designed communications engineering and coordination applications for over 18 years. For more information, please visit

About Atlantic.Net

In 1995, two University of Florida students launched one of North Florida’s first commercial Internet services, Atlantic.Net.   Over its first seven years, Atlantic.Net acquired 13 Internet service companies and augmented its e-business services to include long-distance services, dial-up, broadband, web solutions, fractional T-1 through DS-3 connectivity, DSL, and ISDN access, Web hosting, Web design, and e-commerce.   Atlantic.Net’s staff has grown to more than 100 employees and has been recognized both Nationally and in Florida as one of the fastest-growing private companies.

To learn more about Atlantic.Net’s complete line of services, call 1.800.422.2936 or visit the Web site at

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